was able to purchase more palay from farmers after it raised its buying price to P20.70 per kg and became more competitive against traders.
To prove their legitimacy, individual farmers who want to transact with NFA
are required to show their farmer's passbook and while those under cooperatives will need to show their master's passbook.
In its 2017 audit report, COA said the NFA
used P5.1-billion fund it received from the government for the implementation of its food security program.
In NCR, all five NFA
district offices failed to maintain the required 15-day buffer stock for the entire 2018.
"Right after the election, nag-take oath siya as administrator sa chairman ng NFA
Council, who is the Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary Pinol [Right after the election, she took her oath as administrator before the chairman of the NFA
Council, who is Agriculture Secretary Pinol]," he said in a media interview.
Maramba assured the public of sufficient supply of NFA
rice despite the lean months.
Slashing the selling price, he said, will accelerate the NFA
's disposal of rice stocks since it will be cheaper.
procurement activities are revitalized by the agency's new buying price, which increased from P17.70 to P20.70 per kilo for clean and dry palay.
According to Escarez, Dansal said she will report to work as NFA
chief on Wednesday, June 19.Dansal, Escarez also said, will serve the unexpired term of Aquino until June 30, 2019.
She bared that 17,000 bags of imported rice from Thailand arrived at the NFA
warehouse in Loakan Road, which is expected to last for two weeks.
Deputy Administrator Tomas Escarez was designated officer-in-charge after Aquino stepped down from his post last year.